I’m in Bayswater, London, retracing the steps of Michael Caine’s 1966 Alfie. Try and get your hands on the original play / novel by Bill Naughton, but the next best thing is to watch the movie online (avoid the Jude Law remake).
It’s the ultimate player movie, with all the key concepts explored: Lover-Provider, Frame, Polarity, Sex vs Affection, Secret Society. Plus an exceptionally pimp soundtrack from Sonny Rollins. What’s not to like?
Back To The Future for this video all about the advice I’d give my teenage self regarding spots, glasses, anxiety, depression, bullying and the road ahead.
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Inspired by Dom Joly’s Trigger Happy TV show and the internet phenomenon of Extreme Ironing, myself, a crazy Norwegian from Oslo and a wing from Bristol hit the streets of London in late 2012 for an “Iron Man” challenge.
Yes, it’s more “social freedom” than real Street Hustling, and prank-ish rather than solid daygame, but I’m re-uploading it because it nicely shows how the Spotlight Effect is all in our heads. Nobody really cares what you get up to in a busy city, as long as you’re not on a killing spree.
Watch out for the Instant Date bounce at the end, which I remember leading to a fast pull back to the old Project Daygame house in Marble Arch. Because Ollie was putting the Tiger Eyes on that French girl, she didn’t spot the Torero ironing going on right behind him. Good proof of the “daygame bubble” effect.
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